Top-loaders win on convenience and initial cost, but the efficiency and performance awards go to front-loading washers. The front-loaders’ inconveniences should not be deal-breakers, and utility bill savings should quickly exceed the initial costs savings. Also look for state and local rebates on front-loading washers and energy-efficient top-loaders.

Source: http://www.networx.com/article/choosing-a-washing-machine-top-loading

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